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Video Of Student Cutting Down Pride Flag At Ridgeline High Diversity Celebration Stirs Controversy

A video showing a Ridgeline High School student cutting down an LBGTQ flag during a school diversity celebration on Tuesday is getting wide circulation on social media and generating controversy.

The video shows a student standing along a concourse in the school commons area, where flags from around the world were on display for Diversity Week. The male student then appears to cut or unfasten the flag from the display, and as it drops to the ground, the room fills with loud cheers of fellow students, mixed with a few jeers.


School administrators could not be reached for comment Tuesday night, but the video was being shown and passed around widely on social media, with comments running the gamut. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.